Last month, the husband and i took a roadtrip around Sapporo.
Whilst there, we dropped into the Shiroi Koibito Park.
For those unaware, Shiroi Koibito is a sandwich type biscuit with a piece of white chocolate in the middle, produced and sold [mostly] exclusively in Hokkaido by the company Ishiya.
it is the #1 souvenir [omiyage] people buy from Hokkaido.
Many [not just japanese people but tourists too] regard it as one of the best biscuits Japan makes.
There are actually tons of “fakes” around Japan, like Osaka no koibito [osaka lovers] etc type of lovers biscuits.
Do not be mistaken. This is the original.
FYI Personally i like a different biscuit/cookie from Hokkaido more but that is a post for another day XD
Ishiya [brand] also sponsors the local football team.
Their stadium/training grounds is right next to the park.
We dropped into the restaurant for lunch. [it has a killer view of the stadium which was covered with a heckload of snow at that time]
Milk is amazing in Hokkaido so i ordered a class of hot milk as i was FREEZING but my curry came with a glass of cold milk. [ i didnt realise this XD]
So i ended up with two cups of milk XD [hot and cold] hahahahaha good thing i like milk!
I bought heaps of boxes of biscuits for friends and family..and myself XD [if you live in Japan, you can get them to ship it your address too! or feel free to send me a present XD just joking] but i also picked up a cute souvenir for myself
A phone strap thingy! isnt it cute! it was kinda expensive and i was waffling over whether to buy it for the longest time. Finally the husband told me if i didnt buy it i will regret it forever XD [so dramatic!] I was still wishy washy about it so he bought it in the end. XD Thanks babes!
A must visit when in Sapporo!